The top 5 bras every mum should own

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Fashion blogger Jessica Fowler shares her tips for stocking your underwear drawer with five essential types of bra.

If you’re a mother you know that every day presents a set of unique challenges and experiences, for which need you to be a hundred different people over the course of a twenty-four hour period. You are a taxi driver, provider, carer, teacher, adviser and friend to your offspring, and your unique set of roles each day calls for a unique array of underwear to get you through the experiences!

Because of this, all mums could benefit from a specific set of bras to support them in a wide range of situations, meaning you’re always ready for whatever life (and your toddler) throws at you. Check out these top bra styles and make sure you’re fully equipped to face each day with confidence and style…

The raunchy one

Admit it, there are always a few times each week where you and your partner can forget about being parents and take a few moments to remember what life was like before it became full of nappies, Fisher Price toys and childcare. It’s really important for even the most harried Mum to have some me-time with your partner, and there’s no better way than to enjoy this moment than with a great, raunchy bra. Even if you pop it to the back of your collection, having a lacy, revealing and colourful bra that screams “Woman” instead of “Mummy” will work wonders for your self-esteem and your partner’s mood!

The workhorse

Every day, you need to be ready for whatever life has to offer. Because of this, every mum needs to have a reliable, practical workhorse bra to hand for the day’s challenges. Comfortable, well-fitting and flexible, this bra will support you as you go through the day without compromising on the support it gives you. Like a best friend, your workhorse bra helps you all day, unobtrusively keeping you comfortable and ready to chase after your kids, clean up, or go to work safe in the knowledge that you are fully supported at all times.

The T-shirt bra

If you’re yet to get your hands on one of these, you need to invest in a great t-shirt bra. Seamless, comfortable and easy to wash and dry, the t-shirt bra is designed to slip under any outfit and provide invisible support and maximum comfort. Taking you through the day without any discomfort, the t-shirt bra is the equivalent of snuggling up in front of the fire with your pyjamas on, nestled in a warm soft duvet!

The personal favourite

Every mother has a bra that they reach for day in, day out, because it offers everything you need to get you through the day. Reliable, perfectly fitted and familiar, it is the comfort blanket of underwear. If you have one of these, you know you can always feel comfortable and supported no matter what life throws at you. If you are lucky enough to get your hands on this gem of a bra – stock up and get six more, to make sure you’re not waiting for the wash cycle to end before getting the support you need.

The multi-way

Just like a mother, the multi-way bra can adapt to any circumstance without hesitation. It fits beautifully under strapless dresses, goes under chunky sweaters or takes you from day to night wear with a few simple adjustments. A multi-way bra in your underwear drawer is similar to having a tool box at the ready for whatever task you need to do – it is your flexible friend, acting like a chameleon to change shape whenever you need it. Invest in a couple of great multi-ways to make sure you are equipped for any scenario, at any time.

This is a guest post by Jessica Fowler, blogger for Playtex and the L&F Lingerie and Fashion blog.



Mother of three wonderful girls aged 16, 7 and 6.
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  • Sarah Arrow

    I seem to have a drawer full of workhorses :(

    • Emily

      Ha! I’m the same: several workhorses, one poor excuse for ‘raunchy’ and I’ve never once found a bra I’d call really comfortable!